Dallas Tuesday Nite Jazz update
By Kathy Edwards McFarland
- Editor’s Note: Yes, this is out of bounds for Denton Jazz Chronicles, but certainly well worth a look!
Tuesday, Feb. 9:
Tuesday Nite Jazz presents Jazz Kora Ba!, historic sanctuary of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Soul of the Dallas Arts District, 1816 Routh Street in Dallas, 7 pm. Free event, however donations are welcome.
Reservations are suggested and available at http://tuesdaynitejazz.org/next-at-tnj.html.
Band members Morikeba Kouyate – Kora, Vocals; Zal Sissokho –
Kora, Vocals; S-Ankh Rasa – Woodwinds, African Drums, Vocals; Aly M’Baye – African Drums; Bernard Wright – Keyboards; Linny Nance – Keyboards; Gino “LockJohnson” Igleheart – Drumset; and Wes Stephenson – Electric Bass; present the world premiere concert and CD release event of Jazz Kora Ba.
More than seven years in the making, Jazz Kora Ba! brings together elements of West African music with aspects of African-American Jazz and contemporary music. The goal is to create a new, cross-cultural jazz sound while retaining respect for the oral traditional music of West Africa. All of the music of this first recording consists of traditional African songs that have been adapted to the contemporary jazz stylings of Jazz Kora Ba!
*Don’t miss this one-time performance. The concert will be recorded, so please plan to arrive early. Those arriving late will be seated at appropriate intervals.Please join us for a panel discussion moderated by Neeki Bey and a reception with the artists following the performance.
Please lend your financial support to this project at GoFundMe.com JAZZ KORA BA
This event It will be captured in a live recording.
Please plan to arrive early so that everyone may be seated before the performance begins. Audience members arriving after the performance begins will be seated at appropriate intervals so as to preserve the integrity of the recording.
Tuesday Nite Jazz – A Dallas jazz tradition since 1997.
Every second Tuesday of the month, September through May, TNJ presents the best in live jazz in the historic sanctuary of
St. Paul Church, the Soul of the Dallas Arts District. Concerts are free and open to all ages.
Each Tuesday Nite Jazz concert and the reception that follows are free to the public, but seating is limited in this historic venue. Reserved patrons will be admitted to the sanctuary first, on a first come, first served basis. Doors to the sanctuary will open at 6:30 p.m. for our reserved guests.
*Everyone of any age is welcome at Tuesday Nite Jazz without charge. Our venue is fully accessible. Your advance reservation helps us serve you better.